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22 06, 2020

Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

By |2020-06-23T15:11:00-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

You may have read that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has miraculous health benefits. Lemon water is simply water with the juice of a lemon (and perhaps lemon slices or rind as well) added to it. Claims include weight control, maintaining "alkalinity", or detoxing the [...]

16 06, 2020

7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

By |2020-06-17T10:22:38-04:00June 16th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

Do you like salty food? Some people seem to be more salt sensitive than others. What tastes super salty to one, may taste fine to another. Sodium (a component of salt) has been shown to increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. In other [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]

8 06, 2020

Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

By |2020-06-12T14:41:51-04:00June 8th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

As a dietitian who has studied heart diseases and diet for nearly 30 years, I thought it would be a good time to review some blood pressure basics (I'm also in the middle of editing a book on blood pressure and diet, so it's top of mind). Given [...]

8 05, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

By |2020-05-08T14:11:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Where’s the Beef?

News of meat and other food shortages this week follows earlier news of the effect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the food supply.  Currently there is some disruption of workforce within the beef supply chain. Processing within the beef packing industry, is causing some slowdown in the [...]

28 04, 2020

Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

By |2020-04-28T20:19:50-04:00April 28th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

What you drink can impact your blood pressure, so liquid calories do count. A couple of years ago I attended a food expo where liquid nutrition was definitely on trend. Some of the items were seemingly bogus waters or plant-based milk replacements. Others had some value that could [...]

14 03, 2020

Baking Vibes

By |2020-03-29T15:11:15-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe|Comments Off on Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had 4 very overripe bananas on the counter today that need to be [...]